The tourist office in Funchal lists levada walks on narrow paths alongside the narrow irrigation canals that flow horizontally around the island's hills....more
One of Europe's most exhilarating forms of public transportation, the Porto tramway formerly plied a network of routes across the city but now runs only between...more
For Porto's best panorama, climb the 250-foot-high Baroque Torre dos Clérigos. The views from the top encompass the entire city as well as Vila Nova de...more
A full-scale mahogany replica of Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria sails on Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7:15 p.m. from Funchal harbor. The 90-minute...more
The formidable cathedral dominating central Porto is worth a visit for its ornate interior and its mixture of architectural styles. Despite attempts to...more
Across the river, in the southern suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia, more than a dozen port-wine lodges are open for tours and tastings (most of them daily, except...more
The most successful of the city's stabs at contemporary cultural relevance is the Museu Serralves, a cultural center at the heart of a glorious garden just...more
Guggenheim-level collector Gulbenkian amassed treasures dating from 2000 B.C. to the early 20th century: See an Egyptian scarab as well as other examples of...more
Lisbon's Design and Fashion Museum caused quite a splash when it moved from the Belém Cultural Center to its new premises in a former bank headquarters on...more
The breezy hilltop suburb of Monte includes a church where Charles I, last of the Hapsburg emperors, is buried. But the real attraction are rides on the...more
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